Microsoft is having some events in my hometown! Greenville, SC
They will be doing some Asp.net 2.0 presentations and also cover some of their upcoming servers like ISA server.
Another useful meeting is the Greenville Enterprise Developers Guild. We get together every month and talk about .Net development. Most months, there are speakers from well knows organizations such as Microsoft. Come on out if you live nearby! For more information go to http://www.gspdevelopers.org/